Summer Opportunities For SUST Students

It’s the time of year to get in your applications for internships and fellowships! The Chicagoland areas has so many opportunities for our students to get involved, so don’t wait until the semester is over to find something productive to do! Internships are key ways to meet people in the field and build networks, and those networks are often entryways into jobs. I’ve put together a list of internships, both paid and unpaid, and I encourage all of our students to pursue one or more of these opportunities.

Undergraduate Research Fellows engage in a formal 10-week summer course that trains students in the scientific process by completing an independent research project, including question development, study design, data collection and analysis, and final presentation to several audiences.  Students work directly with individual mentors who will advise and guide them through the entire process. Graduating seniors and recent graduates may not apply.

Internships in the following divisions at the zoo: Urban Wildlife Institute Nature Boardwalk; Green Team Sustainability; Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology; Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology; Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes; Communications (graphic design, public relations, video/photo); Development and Events; Horticulture (garden curation)

  • The Field Museum of Natural History

Women in Science internships (paid) Due March 12

Also check their Careers page for additional summer opportunities

Additional opportunites:

If you know of any additional opportunities, please post in the comments!



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One Response to Summer Opportunities For SUST Students

  1. rusust says:

    One great summer opportunity in Chicago for advanced undergrads, recent graduates, and current grad students is the Summer Institute in Energy and Sustainability at UIC, which runs from Aug 9-22 and is free. Info/application here:

    Also check out the listing of sustainability internship/volunteering opportunities in the Chicago region at this link:

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